William Lee Jenkins

  • Born: November 4, 1941
  • Died: October 28, 2018
  • Location: Burton, Ohio

Fioritto Funeral Service

5236 Mayfield Rd
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Tel. (440) 442-5900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Father, Loving Grandfather, Dear Brother

Message From The Family

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WILLIAM LEE JENKINS, age 76, 11/4/1941-10/28/2018, beloved father of William P. Jenkins, Dominica Marie La Fountain (Jamie), Jennifer Bayless (Todd) and Dixie Lee Jenkins (Jason Zimmerman), loving grandfather of Morgan Keltner, Tara Rodrigues, Andrew Bayless, Alexandria Bayless, great grandfather of Sophia Rodrigues, dear brother of Carol Deiley and Bruce Jenkins, also survived by friend and former spouse, Billie Marcum. William served in the US Army as a Chemical Specialist from 1960 - 1963. He Graduated from Penn State University in 1966 with a Bachelor's Degree in Ceramic Science. Upon graduation, he worked as an Engineer for GE in the lighting division at Nela Park for 23 years. He went on to build a specialty lighting manufacturing company named EYE Lighting, and worked there until his retirement. When he wasn't working, he was spending time at his Christmas Tree Farm, affectionately called 'The Farm,' or attending Penn State football games. He will be greatly missed and cherished always. Private Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Funeral Services 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at THE FIORITTO FUNERAL HOME 5236 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (EAST OF RICHMOND RD.) WHERE FRIENDS MAY CALL THURSDAY FROM 5 TO 6:45 P.M.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Willie J: After nearly a year without you, I think of our escapades that encapsulated 50 years of compartmentalized experiences and love. Your last visit was a God send. I know your family is proud of you and your amazing accomplishments throughout your life. You are truly one of a kind. Love, Susie

Posted by Susie - TN   October 13, 2019

My condolences to the family. He loved his children with all he had. He fought for our country and was a genius in the business world. Rest In Peace Willy.

Posted by Amy Burzanko - OH   January 23, 2019

Bill was a good man. His strength and his wisdom were most apparent in his presence. I learned quite a bit from him about life. May he forever rest in peace.

Posted by annonymous - OH   November 17, 2018

My condolences to the Jenkins family. I often walked and talked with Bill at Beachwood Mall and Richmond Mall. He was a wonderful gentleman and really enjoyed seeing him. He will be missed

Posted by ernest krueger - cleveland, OH   November 05, 2018

My condolences to the Jenkins family. I met Bill at GE and we had some discussions when he was at EYE. RIP and thank you for your service.

Posted by Robert Leonard - MATTOON, IL - Coworker   November 05, 2018

Bill was a dear mentor and friend since our General Electric days, and he will be missed by all who knew him well. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family... May the good Lord have mercy on his soul!

Posted by Dwighd Delgado - Gaithersburg, MD - Friend   November 05, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the loving God of all comfort and promised hope strengthen you during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 (JW)

Posted by Alex G - Cleveland, OH   November 03, 2018

Words are never enough when facing a tremendous loss. Please know I am saddened to learn of your loss. My prayers are with the family

Posted by Vivian Primozic - Fleming Island, FL - Friend   November 02, 2018

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